Forking Fantastic! Put the Party Back in Dinner Party is a kick-ass guide to entertaining. Tamara Reynolds and Zora O'Neill provide creative solutions for the first-time host, who may be short on furniture, food and even friends. This is almost certainly the only book in any genre to use the phrase "like pot luck, but for your ass."
We pair practical advice on getting organized, buying cookware and popping open a bottle of wine to soothe your nerves with menus geared for every level. Just starting out? Follow the Baby-Step Dinner Party menu. Already stopped storing your shoes in your oven? You'll be fine with the Four Foolproof Menus (Proofed by Us Fools) - one for each season. And if you're completely insane? Flip to the end of the book, where the Get In Over Your Head section tells you how to fry chicken for the masses, among other things. There are even recipes for vegetarians, who, despite all our tough talk, we do not dislike at all.
In every case, we provide the all-important Plan of Attack: step-by-step marching orders for each menu. Throughout the book, we share our own cooking blunders, in boxes labeled "Learn from Our Mistakes!" We're not proud-we want you to know about the time we served raw fried chicken, so you can avoid that same trauma.
Forking Fantastic! is 234 pages that will change your life, simply by bringing the pleasures of the dinner party to your house.